Selected work


Trend or foe? Franklin Till – Disegno
Singapore’s design policy – Disegno
Brexit: Will creative London vote leave? – Icon
Building fashion: Designers and architects team up to revolutionise garments – Icon
India’s sari revival – Clove
What’s next for Danish design? – Icon
Grafton Architects: The award-winning architects on their brutalist behemoth in Peru – Icon
Rooftop cities: the transformation of Delhi’s once affordable ‘barsati’ homes – The Guardian
A national blockage: India’s toilet crisis – Dirty Furniture
What’s the future of OCT-Loft, Shenzhen’s thriving design quarter? – Icon
Slovakia’s toy making revival – Icon
Icon cover star Marjan van Aubel puts the window to work – Icon
Are gap sites the solution to the housing crisis? – Icon
Justice delayed: The quest for slavery reparations – The Caravan
Photocopying courts India campus controversy – Al Jazeera
What should architects do about labour rights in the UAE? – Icon
Water trading: how the world’s most vital resource is up for sale – The Ecologist
Water trading could exacerbate water shortages in China – China Dialogue
Charter cities in Honduras – Icon


Fashioned by Nature at the V&A – Wallpaper
On Judging Others – Kinfolk
How to Hold a Grudge – Kinfolk
The Roman Singularity – Metropolis
Postmodernism revisited – ArchDaily
Designer Peter Opsvik has liberated the human body from the tyranny of ‘correct posture’ – Icon
Crimes against design: Gifs – Icon
Crimes against design: Infantalising design – Icon
Obsession: An ode to scarves – Icon
Exhibition review: Robots, Science Museum – Icon
Comment: Has virtual reality’s time finally come? – Icon
Book review: Rituparno Ghosh – Cinema, Gender and Art – Sight & Sound
Obituary: Jayalalithaa Jayaram – film star who became a Tamil leader – Sight & Sound
Comment: Pragati Maidan, Delhi – Icon
Comment: Oskar Hansen’s Linear Continuous System – Icon
Comment: Peckham Pioneer Centre Icon
Comment: Co-housing – a collective nightmare – Icon
Comment: Shoshin – a powerful state of mind or a paradox on the way to enlightenment?Kinfolk
Event review: Shenzhen Biennale – Icon
Book review: The Resilience Dividend – LSE Review of Books
Exhibition review: Making Africa – Icon
Book review: Radical Cities – Icon
Comment: Mixing up India’s education – The New Internationalist


Elias and Yousef Anastas: “The separation wall, beyond its politics, represents a certain idea of nature” – Icon
Paola Antonelli, curator at MoMA: “I don’t believe that objectivity exists” – Icon
Hella Jongerius, designer: “Colour is a topic you can lose yourself in. It touches everything” – Icon
Second Home founder Rohan Silva rethinks how we work in London and Lisbon – Icon
Piero Lissoni, designer: “I don’t like this endless, arrogant idea that you design something for the future’ – Icon
Doshi Levien: ‘I think people enjoy our process even if they don’t know it’ – Icon
Ilse Crawford: ‘You need to drill into the life of the building’ – Icon
Nika Zupanc: “Comfort is overrated … I don’t think all furniture is just about relaxing” – Icon
Elias and Yousef Anastas on Palestine – Kinfolk
Paul Dudchenko on getting lost – Kinfolk
Anne Holtrop – Kinfolk 
Krista Tippett on becoming wise – Kinfolk
Barnabas Calder on brutalism – Kinfolk
Jasper Morrison: ‘Atmosphere is also function’ – Icon
Patricia Urquiola: ‘I disagree with the “wow factor”‘ – Icon
Ben van Berkel: ‘I want an architecture that generates a cultural effect’ – Icon
Daniel Libeskind on architecture in Poland – Icon
Nendo on his show in Milan – Icon
Neri & Hu on why so many Chinese designers succumb to greed – Icon


Could custom-build fix the housing market? – Building
Construction and the Social Value Act – Building
Designing a new banknote – Kinfolk
Qatar National Library, OMA – Disegno
Hayward Gallery – Wallpaper
AHMM’s White Collar Factory – Metropolis
The Bouroullec brothers at Design MiamiDisegno
Talin Hazbar at the Louvre Abu Dhabi – Disegno
Max Frommeld’s Making a Living at the Aram Gallery
WorkAC’s New York flats – keeping up with the Jones’s in Tribeca

African School for Excellence – the problem of rural sprawl in South Africa
Transitions at Dutch Design Week – an ode to humble materials
Cecilie Manz’s designs for Muuto combine modularity with permanence
Cristina Celestin’s Opalina glass collection
Kodak Ektra – a camera with a phone
Airbnb’s first architecture project: Is it a hotel?
Mason & Company, London’s Hackney Wick grows up
Balinese brutalism: a hotel made of more than a million bricks
Alphabeta, London – the city meets the tech industry
Ilse Crawford’s Cathay Pacific lounge, Hong Kong – a new form of luxury
Alison Berger lighting – the imprecision of the handmade
Mexico City’s urban laboratory – experimenting in the city
Technology Will Save Us – re-educating the nation through electronics